The government is in the final stages of acquiring 9 acre piece of land in Kasarani that will be used in building a new primary school in order to de-congest the overstretched Mwiki primary school.
This revelation was made by PS energy Eng.Joseph Njoroge while touring the school last evening to access the status of the school and how learning is being done in line with MOH protocols.
All documents needed in order for the government to acquire the land have been presented to the ministry of education, the PS said soon the land will be bought paving way for the construction of a new school.
The land is located opposite the school across River Kiu which will also serve pupils who cross over from Kasarani to mwiki primary. Other new schools to be built within Ruiru constituency to de-congest the overstretched institution are Mutuya and Manguo located in Mwihoko ward.
The school, sits on a plot measuring 84 metres by 86 metres a ground which is smaller than a soccer pitch and is perhaps one of the most densely populated public primary school in Kenya with a population of 3,500 pupils.
The situation has been made worse by the current pandemic as the pupils are forced to attend classes in shifts,some learners join classes in the morning until midday while the next lot comes in the afternoon.
Njoroge who was in the company of his colleagues from Housing Charles Hinga and Easter Koimet in charge of Telecommunication and broadcasting had earlier toured schools in Nairobi and some part of Kiambu to access preparedness of schools to COVID protocols.
Nominated senator Isaack Mwaura who later joined the team as it toured the school called on the government to speed up acquisition of the new land in order for the pupils to have a good learning environment.